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Subject: Re: VM question for developers

Re: VM question for developers

From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 19:12:12 -0400

Quoting Ben Allfree <>:

> Hi Developers,
> The Jukebox firmware team is presently discussing the technical feasibility
> of implementing a virtual machine like Java or Python. Assuming that
> portable C code is available, and that the firmware can be developed, what
> trouble do you think we would encounter?

Memory: for the VM plus the libraries plus the interpreted code.
Speed: java, at least (can't speak about Python) is slow -- a good part of the reason is that it allocates memory for everything except primitives.

Question: what sort of java/python apps would you expect people to want to run on the Rockbox?--
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Received on 2003-05-08

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